Garlic, Olive Oil, Bluberries and Broccoli – have at all times these superfoods to make sure your diet is rich in antioxidants, fiber and other healthy nutrients.
This vegetable has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It mainly derives its preventive properties of its sulfur compounds, which act as antioxidants and are useful to the cardiovascular system. Have just five- six cloves a week to halve the risk of developing cancer of the colon, stomach and prostate.
How much does a person need? Have as a minimum one clove of garlic a day.
Tip: Chop or crush the garlic and let it stay for 5-10 minutes so that it fully releases its healing potential.
Olive oil is one of the healthiest fats. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, which has lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and icontains the HDL (“good”) cholesterol. It is also rich in phenols, antioxidants that protect vessel walls against cholesterol deposits.
How much does a person need? Have 1 tablespoon (15 ml) daily.
Tip: Buy virgin olive oil or extra virgin or oils which was extracted by pressure. Solvents and heat which destroy the antioxidants are used to make light oils.
Blueberries contain more antioxidants – these supermolecules fighting a host of illnesses.
Antioxidant pigments that give blueberries their color protect us against heart disease, cancer and blindness and memory loss associated with aging. Blueberries also contains epicatechi , other antioxidant molecules , preventing bacteria from adhering to the walls of the bladder, also this substance plays an important role in the prevention of urinary tract infections .
How much does a person need ? Have just about a half of glass of blueberries a day.
Tip: You may have blueberries with pancakes, cakes and etc. However you should add berries just before serving as cooking destroys vitamin C.
Broccoli is considered to be an anticancer food, particularly because of its high sulfur compounds, including sulforaphane, a substance responsible for the characteristic smelling. These compounds indicate the genes which stimulate enzymes making whose role is to detoxify potentially cancer compounds. Have more broccoli and halve the risk of breast, lung, stomach and colon.
How much does a person need? Have just a half of glass of cooked broccoli a day.
Tip: Try to steam broccoli for 3 to 4 minutes in order to release a maximum of sulforaphane.